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Grady Sizemore homered on the second pitch he saw, sparking a five-run first inning for Cleveland. (AP)
Tribe delivers early knockout punch
Grady Sizemore led off the opener with a home run and the Indians never relented en route to their first Opening Day win since 2002. C.C. Sabathia brushed off his recent injury to pick up his first victory. Trot Nixon had three hits and Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta each drove in three runs.  Wrap >
Lineups
1. CF Grady Sizemore
2. RF Trot Nixon
3. DH Travis Hafner
4. C Victor Martinez
5. 1B Casey Blake
6. LF David Dellucci
7. SS Jhonny Peralta
8. 3B Andy Marte
9. 2B Josh Barfield
 
1. LF Pablo Ozuna
2. CF Darin Erstad
3. DH Jim Thome
4. 1B Paul Konerko
5. RF Jermaine Dye
6. 3B Joe Crede
7. 2B Tadahito Iguchi
8. C A.J. Pierzynski
9. SS Juan Uribe
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